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Sponsors: Reps. Cooper, Tripp, Cato, Haskins, Leach, Loftis, G.R. Smith and Vaughn
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Introduced in the House on May 4, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on May 11, 2005
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 14, 2006
Summary: Sergeant Joe R. Hooper Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/4/2005 House Introduced HJ-176 5/4/2005 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-176 5/5/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-47 5/6/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 5/10/2005 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-19 5/11/2005 Senate Introduced SJ-14 5/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-14 2/9/2006 Senate Recalled from Committee on Transportation SJ-5 2/14/2006 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-16
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 9, 2006
Introduced by Reps. Cooper, Tripp, Cato, Haskins, Leach, Loftis, G.R. Smith and Vaughn
S. Printed 2/9/06--S.
Read the first time May 11, 2005.
TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 20 FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 185 (THE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR) IN GREENVILLE COUNTY TO THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE SALUDA RIVER AT THE GREENVILLE-ANDERSON COUNTY LINE THE "SERGEANT JOE R. HOOPER HIGHWAY", AND TO ERECT APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR MARKERS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SERGEANT JOE R. HOOPER HIGHWAY".
Whereas, Staff Sergeant Joe R. Hooper was born on August 8, 1939, in Piedmont, South Carolina, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Maggie) Hooper; and
Whereas, he attended Moses Lake High School in Moses Lake, Washington, and the Air Transportation School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and
Whereas, he entered the United States Army on May 31, 1960; and
Whereas, he was stationed in: Korea from June 1961 to October 1963; the Panama Canal Zone from December 1966 to October 1967; and Vietnam from December 1967 to May 1968; and
Whereas, while stationed in Vietnam, he became the United States' most decorated soldier during that war having received the: Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutists Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm (Vietnamese), Campaign Medal (Vietnamese), and Presidential Unit Citation (Vietnamese); and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for the members of the General Assembly to recognize this distinguished South Carolinian for his bravery and gallant service in defense of our nation by naming a highway in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of South Carolina Highway 20 from its intersection with Interstate Highway 185 (the Southern Connector) in Greenville County to the bridge that crosses the Saluda River at the Greenville-Anderson County line the "Sergeant Joe R. Hooper Highway", and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway that contain the words "Sergeant Joe R. Hooper Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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